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Lawyer for alleged Detroit rapist says half a lifetime in prison made his client ‘a monster’


Mealy-mouthpiece gives syrupy soliloquy in pathetic attempt to blame justice system for muh dickin’ monkey-masher’s TNB.

No info on the race of the victims, but judging by the facts these nigger-bucks rape 100 White women per day in McAmerica, it would come as no surprise that the women were White.

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Rapin’ Raynard will now be turning his amorous attentions- as well as his backside- to his fellow jigaboo cell-mates.
Detroit Police Department, Raynard Coleman, 31, is shown Jan. 24, 2011 in Detroit.

The father and the attorney of a Raynard Coleman, accused of raping several women on the eastside of Detroit, both say the prison system where 31-year-old Coleman spent half of his life may have helped make him “a monster.”

Jan. 25, Detroit Free Press: “He went from kid to adult in prison, probably really quickly, too,” Coleman’s lawyer, James Galen Jr., said outside court while flanked by Coleman’s family. If Coleman is the rapist police say he is, “I have to wonder if we didn’t create a monster by putting him in the Michigan Department of Corrections at such a tender age.” 

About 30 relatives and supporters of Coleman packed the courtroom Monday. Since he was freed in January 2009, Coleman had worked hard to get back on track, said his father, Raynard Custard of Bloomington, Ill.

OK, let’s start by pointing out that Coleman is a grown man, wholly accountable for his own actions. If he’s convicted of raping those women — and the Detroit police are contending that DNA evidence says he did — he needs to do every single day of whatever time a judge gives him. This is, in no way, an attempt to excuse an accused rapist.

That said, though, there’s little question that the state correctional system has been more concerned with incarceration than with rehabilitation. Michigan locks up criminals at a rate that’s about 40 percent higher than the other Great Lakes states, according to a 2007 report, and still suffers some of the highest crime rates. It wasn’t until we were looking to ease the corrections system’s strain on the state budget that we even began to give serious consideration to initiatives like early release. (Which, of course, still isn’t a rehab program, just a way of easing the penalty.)
And when we’re talking about young men like Coleman or Nathaniel Abraham, our approach to juvenile justice seems maddeningly short-sighted. They commit a crime. We get mad. We send them up the river for as long as we can, sentencing them as adults, forcing them to survive alongside older, hardened felons. And then, when they get out at 18 or 21 and slide right back into their criminal ways, we gnash our teeth and demand harsher sentences, all without ever stopping to wonder what role our own societal bloodlust plays in turning out crueler, harsher criminals.
Back in 2009, the ACLU of Michigan did a report looking at what they call the “school-to-prison” pipeline that puts so many of these young men on the fast-track to incarceration. Among the figures in the report was a chart comparing expenditures per pupil vs. expenditures per prisoner between 2003 and 2006. I’ll give you one guess as to which expenditure was more than three times higher than the other.
This isn’t a cry for “understanding” of some scumbag rapist. Coleman will and should be tried for his accused crimes.
But his lawyer and family get at one point: We need to take more seriously what happens to these young men before and after they vanish behind bars. Even when we send young criminals away into the prison system, the process of re-shaping them shouldn’t stop just because we’ve derived some visceral satisfaction at the sight of them going in.
Otherwise, all we’ve really done is likely endanger ourselves even further when they finally get out.
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